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Elementary GLOBE Unit: Do You Know that Clouds Have Names? DLESE Reviewed Collection
In this book and activities set, the GLOBE Kids share information about the different cloud types by acting out analogies that show what each cloud type looks like and its height in the sky. *Activity 1: Cloud Fun* Students learn about the shape and appearance of cumulus clouds, how to describe them, and what kind of weather is generally happening when these clouds are in the sky. *Activity 2: Cloudscape* Students will be able to identify cloud types using cloud classification names. They will know that the names are based on cloud shape, altitude, and whether they produce precipitation. *Activity 3: To Spread or Not to Spread* Students will be able to identify the three types of contrails and will know that contrails come from airplanes and some contrails become clouds. The Elementary GLOBE unit was designed to introduce K-4 students to the study of Earth System Science. It includes five storybooks and 15 learning activities. The science content provided in the books serves as a springboard to GLOBE?s scientific protocols, and also provides student with an introduction to technology, a basic understanding of the methods of inquiry, and connections to math and literacy skills. Each book has associated hands-on learning activities to support learning exploration.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Primary (K-2)
  • Intermediate (3-5)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Book
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-479
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Becca Hatheway